Gist is facing almost two weeks of strike action from warehouse staff as the result of a pay difference dispute. Unite said 20 of its members voted unanimously to hold 12 24-hour strikes at the operator’s M&S DC in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The pickers and loaders are protesting an £8,000 annual pay gap between them and other members of staff performing the same role. The Three Cherry Trees site delivers food to M&S stores across London and the South East. […]
More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April.
Retailer Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new DC in Castle Donington in the East Midlands will open this spring. The 900,000ft² site, which M&S will run itself, will create around 1,000 new jobs over time, said a company spokesman.
Thirty Wincanton drivers claiming they are owed thousands of pounds in holiday pay are to launch a 72-hour strike at Argos’s national distribution centre five days before Christmas.